Pregnant? Now what....?

Do you want to...

 

  •    have a pleasant pregnancy experience?

  •    control over your birth experience?

  •    a provider who listens & respects you?

  •    doula support during labor & delivery?

  •    a full-term, vaginal childbirth?

  •    breastfeeding and postpartum support in your             home?

If you answered yes, then you've come to the right place! We are committed to you throughout your journey to motherhood. Our mission is to make sure you are healthy before, during, and after birth, that you have a full-term, vaginal birth, successfully breastfeed your bundle of joy.

 

Our nonprofit, charitable clinic is the only one in Mississippi offering midwifery care, disease prevention, postpartum care, prenatal yoga, home health care, childbirth education, doula support, and breastfeeding counseling.

 

We accept Medicaid, United Healthcare, Mississippi Magnolia, Molina, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi.

 

Shenedra's Birth Journey 

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Childbirth Education and Preparation

We offer childbirth education and preparation classes to get you and the father ready for birth. You will learn:

*Passive and active labor preparation

*Yoga and childbirth labor positions

*Labor pain techniques for comfort and coping

*Prenatal nutrition and exercise

*Patient advocacy

*Surviving birth

 

Wendolyn's Birth Journey

Why You Should Wait 40 Weeks to Deliver

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Urgent Maternal Warning Signs

 

If you experience any of these warning signs, go to the ER:


• Severe headache that won’t go away
• Dizziness or fainting         

• Changes in your vision
• Fever of 100.4º F or higher       

• Trouble breathing 
• Chest pain or fast-beating heart   

• Severe nausea and throwing up 
• Severe belly pain that doesn’t go away
• Your baby’s movement stops or slows
• Vaginal bleeding or fluid leaking during pregnancy
• Heavy vaginal bleeding or leaking fluid after pregnancy
• Swelling, redness or pain in your leg 

• Extreme swelling of your hands or face
• Overwhelming tiredness       

•Thoughts about harming yourself or your baby

Pregnancy Discrimination at Work

Under federal anti-discrimination law, it is illegal for an employer to discriminate against you because you are pregnant or experiencing a pregnancy related medical condition. Employers may not refuse to hire or terminate an employee because she is pregnant. Employers also cannot deny a pregnant worker health insurance, medical leave or other benefits and privileges that the employer grants to non-pregnant employees. Employers must treat pregnant employees the same as other employees who are similar in their ability or inability to work.  If you believe you are being discriminated against because of your pregnancy, contact us.

 

Breastfeeding Rights at Work

If you are breastfeeding or intend to breastfeed your newborn, the state of Mississippi requires your employer to provide a sanitary place that is not a toilet stall to breastfeed your children or express milk.  The area must include an electrical outlet, comfortable chair, and nearby access to running water. A refrigerator must be made available for storage of expressed breast milk

If you believe you have experienced or are experiencing breastfeeding discrimination, please contact us.​